LSO 2019-20 Concert Season Updates due to COVID-19
While it is very disappointing to not be performing for you, the LSO is doing its best to safeguard the health and well-being of our patrons and musicians. In accordance with the guidance from the CDC, our National Government and the State of Michigan in an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) the LSO has made the following decisions for this season's performances and fundraisers.
The LSO is postponing its May 9th Concert, ROMANCE IN THE AIR -- Tickets can be donated as a tax-deductible contribution to the Symphony to help us make it through this crisis; or ticket holders may hold their tickets for a rescheduled date or for any concert in the 2020-2021 Season.
We have requested permission to reschedule the Guitar Raffle Drawing originally scheduled for May 9th and those raffle tickets already purchased for the raffle will be valid for the new date when announced.
The May 17th Garden Luncheon has been cancelled - Sponsors are being contacted and if you purchased tickets for this event you will be contacted by Chair Rose Kachnowski regarding options.
The Bob Bennett Memorial Golf Outing originally planned for June 5th will be rescheduled for a yet to be determined date in early September.
Given the new extension on the Stay in Place order by the Governor, the LSO has postponed the June 11th PATRIOTIC and POPS COMMUNITY Concert at the Kirksey Community Center to a yet to be determined date in late summer or early fall. It continues to be disappointing to not be performing for our audiences; but we are doing our best to safeguard the health and well-being of our musicians and patrons.
Please watch this website and Facebook for updates, or feel free to call us.
We hope to perform Bold, Brilliant and Breathtaking live symphonic music for you very soon.
Stay Safe / Save Lives
Robin Whitfield - President, LSO
ROMANCE IN THE AIR
Louis Schmidt Auditorium - Clarenceville H. S.
20155 Middlebelt Road - Livonia
Livonia Symphony Orchestra
Season Concert No. 4 POSTP0NED
Saturday, May 09, 2020 - 4:00 p.m.
Featuring -- Emily Hoy, Soprano Soloist
and Livonia Arts Commission
Win a Custom designed
ALEMBIC BASS GUITAR
This beautifully designed Mark King Signature Deluxe Bass Guitar, donated anonymously to the LSO. It was produced by Alembic Guitars in California and is made of buckeye burl. Support the LSO by purchasing one of the 300 tickets available.
MAY 9TH DRAWING DATE TO BE RESCHEDULED
Meet Our Music Director & Conductor
Maestro Volodymyr Shesiuk is currently celebrating his 27th year as Music Director and Conductor of the Livonia Symphony Orchestra. He began playing violin at age seven and at 14 was accepted as a student at the Lviv Music College in the Ukraine. His professional career began in 1969 as concertmaster at the Lviv Academic Opera and Ballet Theater after completing studies in violin. Maestro graduated twice from the Lviv State Conservatory: first five years in violin performance, and another five years in operatic and symphony conducting.
Shesiuk was chosen for an internship program in 1983 as Conductor-in-Residence of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, Russia. There he conducted the operas The Barber of Seville, Madame Butterfly, Carmen and Eugene Onegin. Then in 1985, the Kyrgyzstan government appointed him Chief Conductor of the National Opera and Ballet Theater. He conducted over 100 performances and concerts per year with various orchestras and theaters throughout the Soviet Union.
Maestro Shesiuk received the Laureate of the Maldybaev Award of Kyrgyzstan for the premiere performances of the opera Sepil by S. Osmonov. Several of his performances were made into operatic films by Belorus and Kyrgyzstan television. Shesiuk was awarded special recognition by the Azerbaijan Government for a performance in Detroit’s Orchestra Hall with famous Azerbaijan singers. During his 20th Anniversary with the LSO, Maestro Shesiuk received a Recognition Award from the Ukrainian Minister of Culture.
Besides conducting more than 100 titles of opera, ballet and operatic scores, he also has included in his repertoire many works of Western and Eastern European music as well as compositions by American composers.
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